Hackensack River Canoe & Kayak Club

paddling for over a third of a century

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smlogo11 transparentIncorporated in 1985, the Hackensack River Canoe & Kayak Club encourages canoeing and kayaking with a positive social experience while fostering a spirit of respect and conservation toward our rivers and lakes.

Most of our trips take place in NJ, southern NY, western CT and eastern PA. Although longer trips take place farther afield.

fats2 transparentFounded by a handful of paddlers to promote the conservation of the Hackensack River and Meadowlands through paddling, membership has grown to over 200 and activities stretch across several states.

Annual dues are $15 for individuals and $25 for families. Membership is open to all. Participants in club paddling trips need to bring their own canoe or kayak.

See the upcoming activities list for the dates of future meetings, which are usually held on Tuesdays at 7 PM. Meetings are currently taking place online via Zoom, or at the Central Unitarian Church (CUC) at 156 Forest Ave in Paramus, NJ. All are welcome. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive information on how to attend.

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Hackensack River Canoe & Kayak Club
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  • Sunday, February 5: Holiday Party
  • Tuesday, February 7: Membership Meeting & Presentation (ZOOM)
  • Tuesday, March 7: Membership Meeting & Presentation (CUC)
  • Tuesday, April 4: Membership Meeting & Presentation (ZOOM)
  • Tuesday, May 2: Membership Meeting & Presentation (CUC)
  • Tuesday, June 6: Membership Meeting & Presentation (CUC)


  • Tuesday, December 6: Membership Meeting & On-line Election (ZOOM)
  • Sunday, 12/4/22: Long Path between Rockefeller Lookout and George Washington Bridge
  • Saturday, November 26: South Branch, Raritan
  • Sunday, 11/6/22: State Line Lookout Amble (Palisades Interstate Park)
  • Tuesday, November 1: Membership Meeting & Presentation (CUC)
  • Sat-Sun, Oct. 29-30: 27th Annual Mullica River Halloween Camping Trip
  • Saturday, October 22: Fall Foliage...Paulinskill or Upper Delaware
  • Friday-Monday, October 7-10: Adirondack Long Weekend
  • Tuesday, September 27: Membership Meeting & Social (CUC)
  • Sunday, September 18: Wawayanda paddle
  • Saturday, September 10: Lackawaxen River, Pike County, PA
  • Saturday, September 3: South Branch, Raritan River - Hunterdon County, NJ
  • Tuesday, August 30: Picnic/BBQ (CUC)
  • Sunday, August 21: Delaware River - Dingmans
  • Monday, August 15: Cedar Creek, NJ
  • Saturday, July 30: South Branch Raritan River & NJ Balloonfest
  • Sunday, July 10: Cheesequake State Park Paddle, NJ
  • Saturday, July 9: South Branch, Raritan - Clinton to Flemington
  • Friday-Sunday, June 24-26: VT weekend - Chittendon Reservoir
  • Tuesday, June 7: Membership Meeting & Presentation (CUC)
  • Monday, June 6: Greenwood Lake Launch/Lunch
  • Saturday, June 4: Housatonic River, Litchfield County, CT
  • Monday, May 30: Pompton River
  • Sunday, May 29: Rockaway River
  • Monday, May 23: Belchers Creek, West Milford
  • Saturday, May 21: Great Swamp, Patterson, NY
  • Saturday, May 14: Housatonic River, Litchfield County, CT
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022: Membership Meeting & Presentation (Zoom)
  • Saturday, April 30: South Branch Raritan River, Hunterdon County, NJ
  • Sunday, May 1: Spring excursion through the Wallkill River Wildlife Refuge
  • Sunday, April 24: Rockaway River
  • Friday, April 15: Paulinskill
  • Saturday, April 9: Shepaug River - Washington Depot to Roxbury, CT
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022: Membership Meeting with Show & Tell (CUC)
  • Sunday, April 3: Wallkill
  • Saturday, March 26: North Branch, Raritan River, Somerset County, NJ
  • Sunday, March 27: High Mountain Hike 12 noon--
  • Sunday, March 20: Spring Fling 2022 (rescheduled holiday party)
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022: Membership Meeting & Presentation (Zoom)
  • Saturday, Feb. 19: Winter Walk/Hike... River trail along Hudson from one of the NJ section Interstate Park's boat basins, either Englewood or Alpine
  • Saturday, Feb. 5: Driving and walking Tour...Westchester Bald Eagles
  • Tuesday, Feb. 1: Zoom Membership Meeting & Presentation - Caring for the National "Wild and Scenic" Musconetcong River